How to Watch the US Open Tennis Live Stream

Catch the hardcourt action live as it happens

The US Open Tennis Championship is the second Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year again in 2019, and you can catch every moment of the action without ever turning on your television. With seven rounds played out over two weeks on the hardcourts of the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, NY, the US Open is one of the most exciting tennis events of the season.

ESPN has the the broadcast rights for the US Open again in 2019, so cable and satellite subscribers can stream through the official WatchESPN site. Everyone else can get in on the action through a streaming service like Hulu With Live TV or YouTube TV. All you need is a device like a laptop, tablet, or phone, a high speed internet connection and the right television streaming app.

First Round: August 27, 2019
Women's Finals: September 8, 2019
Men's Finals: September 9, 2019
Location: USTA National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows, NY
Stream: WatchESPN

How to Stream the US Open from ESPN

If you have a cable or satellite subscription, but you would rather stream the US Open on a computer or laptop instead of watching on your television, you can use the WatchESPN live streaming website. This site provides free access to sports events that are broadcast on ESPN and ESPN2.

You can use WatchESPN on your Windows, MacOS or Linux computer or laptop, as long as you have a web browser like Chrome or Firefox that supports streaming, and a high speed internet connection. The final thing you need is a valid cable or satellite subscription, because this site is only for paying subscribers

Here's how to stream the US Open through WatchESPN:

  1. Navigate to the WatchESPN.com when the US Open is on the air. Locate the player that is labeled US Open, and click the play button.

    A screenshot of the US Open on WatchESPN.

    If you see your cable or satellite provider's logo in the upper right corner of the page, you may not have to log in. Click on the US Open player, and the live video will start playing right away if you were logged in automatically.

  2. Select your cable or satellite provider.

    A screenshot of the WatchESPN provider selection page.
  3. Log into your cable or satellite account and click Sign In, Log in, or Continue.

    A screenshot of a television provider login page for WatchESPN.

    The login page you see will vary depending on your provider, but you will always have to enter your cable or satellite account email and password to log in.

  4. If the US Open video doesn't automatically open, return to WatchESPN.com and click the play button again.

What Streaming Services Include the US Open?

Cable and satellite subscribers can stream the US Open through WatchESPN with a qualifying subscription, but that isn't an option for cord cutters. The best way for cord cutters to stream the US Open is to use a television streaming service. If you prefer, you can also catch some of the action with separate ESPN+ subscription.

The reason that television streaming services are a good way for cord cutters to watch the US Open is that they provide access to the same live television channels that you would normally watch on cable or satellite. The difference is that you stream live television through a high speed internet connection instead of watching through cable or satellite.

Since the US Open is broadcast on ESPN, it's important to select a service that includes access to ESPN. Most of them have it, but there are some notable exceptions.

These are the most popular streaming services that give you access to the US Open:

  • Sling TV: ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3 are all included with the affordable Sling Orange plan. This is a good choice if all you care about is the US Open.
  • YouTube TV: This service includes both ESPN and ESPN2 with the base plan.
  • Hulu with Live TV: This service gives access to ESPN and ESPN2, and there are no confusing plans or add-ons to deal with.
  • PlayStation Vue: ESPN and ESPN2 are both included with the least expensive package, but this is still a more expensive option than Sling TV, YouTube TV or Hulu with Live TV.
  • DirecTV Now: ESPN and ESPN2 are both included in every plan, but this is an even more expensive option than Vue.

All of these services provide some type of free trial, so pick your favorite and you can start watching the US Open for free. Try a one-month free trial of Hulu, for instance or a week of fuboTV free.

Streaming the US Open on Mobile, Streaming Device and Consoles

WatchESPN is designed for laptop and desktop computers, but you can use the service on your phone, tablet, and even streaming devices, like the Roku or Apple TV, as well as gaming consoles. For that to happen, you need to download the ESPN app on your device.

This option is only available if you have a cable or satellite subscription. The ESPN app only allows you to stream live events like the US Open if you subscribe to cable or satellite television. If you don't, then the streaming services in the previous section all have apps as well.

Here are the apps you'll need to stream the US Open through WatchESPN:

Full 2019 US Open Schedule

The US Open is the second grand slam of the 2019 tennis calendar, so there's a lot of action to catch throughout the tournament. It kicks off on August 27 with Round One, and caps off with the Women's Final on September 8 and the Men's Final on September 9.

Here's the full US Open schedule for 2019:

Date Event Time
August 27 - 28 First Round 11 AM EST
August 29 - 30 Second Round 11 AM EST
August 31 - September 1 Third Round 11 AM EST
September 2 - 3 Fourth Round 11 AM EST
September 4 - 5 Quarter Finals 11 AM EST
September 6 - 7 Semi-Finals 11 AM EST
September 8 Women's Finals 11 AM EST
September 9 Men's Finals 11 AM EST